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The Lord, the Giver of Life

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Life. It is at once the most fragile and the most powerful force in all the world. This morning we found a fawn struggling to walk near our house. The mother was close by, watching, and from time to time would draw near to her fawn and nudge her along a little, but the fawn was not making good...

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Tags: holy spirit, e-blast

What's Happening – Week of June 16

Posted by Bob Stephens on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres. VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, June 16 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we continue our Holy Spirit series. Pastor John Goodale will preach from Acts 2:14-21. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10 and 11...

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City Engagement Focus: Serving with Lutheran Family Services

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Susan Staver, ESL Volunteer coordinator for First Pres, shares about her experience working with refugees and Lutheran Family Services       Lutheran Family Services partners with School District 11 and First Pres to provide English classes two mornings a week during...

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Tags: city engagement, city engagement monthly focus, lutheran family services

You're the Tree

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I just came from Café 225 where I was meeting with a new friend when I saw a few of the volunteer counselors from Upward Bound camp last week gathering for coffee. We had a pile of kids and leaders up at Camp Elim last week for our annual Children’s Ministry summer camp, and...

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Tags: holy spirit, e-blast

What's Happening – Week of June 9

Posted by Bob Stephens on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres. VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, June 9 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we begin our Holy Spirit series. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from Acts 2:1-13. Adult Sunday Communities meet at 8:30, 10 and 11...

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Global Engagement Focus: Guatemala

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Just as we see Christ meeting tangible needs as well as spiritual needs, we partner with organizations both locally and globally who share this vision of holistic gospel ministry. We partner primarily with believers in Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala and Mongolia - strengthening and supporting them...

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Tags: guatemala, global engagement, global engagement focus

Military Ministry at First Pres

Posted by John Goodale on

Central to Colorado Springs’ many military installations, First Pres brings Light and Life to our entire military community of active duty and retired personnel, veterans and their families. With a lead pastor who served as an Army Chaplain and many members who have served and are...

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Give Back the Blessing: 2019 Update

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A little less than two months ago, our church gave in response to the blessings that God pours over us through our Give Back the Blessing Offering on Palm Sunday. We came around two Mission Engagement partners as we celebrated the ways that God is using their ministry and their people to be...

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Tags: egypt, gbtb, give back the blessing, family life services

Seeing the Unseen

Posted by Tim McConnell on

This week we kick off a series on the Holy Spirit which we have decided to call … Holy Spirit. Sometimes it’s good to be clear. Everything else about this series will be a little mysterious, so we might as we keep the title straight on! The Holy Spirit is a little difficult to talk...

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Tags: holy spirit, e-blast

My String Camp Story—Brittany Brown

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Brittany Brown, Camp Co-Director, shares her thoughts about attending String Camp when she was younger:  I started coming to First Pres String Camp as a young camper somewhere around 15 years ago and I truly think this camp was so important to my musical upbringing. It is a wonderfully...

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